The Shot

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Cover Art for 9781761260780, The Shot by Naima Brown
ISBN: 9781761260780
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Published: 30 May, 2023 , in about 2 months
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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How much would you sacrifice for another shot at the perfect life? Producer Mara Bolt is the queen of reality TV. Ambitious to the point of ruthlessness, Mara will do anything - anything - for ratings. When she meets Kristy Shaw, Mara is certain she's found the star of her newest series, The Shot. Kristy is languishing away in her small hometown and a dead-end job, pining for her first love, Max Irving. The Shot offers her a Total Body Transformation - extreme plastic surgery to render her unrecognisable - as a way to recapture Max's affections under a new identity. But there's a catch: if she doesn't secure his heart in thirty days, she must have her surgeries reversed, and go back to her old life. As the cameras start rolling, Mara and Kristy both get the sense that there is something happening behind the scenes - something that threatens to reveal old wounds and new secrets that neither of them wants to reckon with. If they are going to keep the show on track, they must contain the truths and desires that lie just beneath the surface. The Shot is a rollercoaster read about our obsession with beauty and the trappings of success, and the desperate, outrageous lengths we will go to for love and ambition. Praise for The Shot 'The Shot speaks to that secret, burning urge we have to be pulled apart and put back together as something better. Naima Brown gifts us a runaway-train plot and characters that feel real, even as they try to deny every part of themselves. Clear your schedule: you won't be able to put this book down.' Hayley Scrivenor, bestselling author of Dirt Town 'Riveting, intense and, let's face it, downright disturbing, The Shot explores morality through the lens of reality television. On the surface fast-paced and entertaining, this book is the proverbial duck, paddling deeper to explore the more complex waters of privacy, ethics and the human cost of what we call entertainment. This one is going to get a lot of attention, and rightfully so.' Sally Hepworth, bestselling author of The Soulmate


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